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Some Quranic Prayers
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Friday, 27 April 2018, 6:31 pm


Shabbir Ahmed, M.D., Florida
16 July 2007, Florida

When My servants ask you about Me, surely, I am Near. I respond to the prayer of the suppliant when he calls unto Me. Let them also listen to My call, and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright. [2:186]

I most humbly seek shelter with Allah against the promptings of all evil sources, including my own ego.

With the Glorious Name of Allah, the Ultimate Source of Instant Beneficence and Eternal Mercy Who encompasses the entire Universe, nourishing and taking care of all things for what they are meant to be; just as a mother's womb nourishes the embryo to completion without any returns.

This booklet is a compilation of some du’as (prayers) to the Almighty, chosen from the Glorious Quran by Shabbir Ahmed, M.D., Florida.

I have not quoted the entire verses in order for us to focus on the subject of prayers.

Our Lord! Accept our service. You are the Hearer, Knower. Our Lord! Make us submissive to You, and of our descendants let there be a community submissive to You. Show us the best ways to serve You and enable us to make amends. You are the Absolver of imperfections, the Merciful. [2:127-128]

Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter. And save us from the torment of fire. [2:201]

Our Lord! Bestow on us steadfastness, make our steps firm and help us against people who oppose the truth. [2:250]

We hear and we obey, so grant us the protection of forgiveness, our Lord. The final destination of all journeys is unto You. Our Lord! Take us not to task if we forget or miss the mark. Our Lord! Protect us from placing extra burden on us as those before us caused to be placed on them by Your laws. Our Lord! Impose not on us anything beyond our strength. And if we falter, pardon us, absolve our faults, and bestow grace upon us. You are our Lord Supreme, so help us against people who oppose the truth [2:285-286]

Our Lord! Let not our hearts waver, now that You have guided us, and bestow upon us grace from Your Presence. You, only You are the Grantor of decent things. [3:8]

Our Lord! We have chosen to be graced with belief. So, protect us from trailing behind in honor and save us from the agony of the fire of regret. [3:16]

My Lord! Bestow upon me from Your Presence the gift of goodly offspring. You are the Hearer of prayer. [3:38]

Our Lord! We believe in what You have revealed and we follow the Messenger. So make us live as the living witnesses to the truth. [3:53]

Our Lord! Protect us from trailing behind in our mission and from wasting our efforts. Make us firm in our stand, and help us against people who oppose the truth. [3:147]

Our Lord! We have heard the call of one calling to faith, “Believe in your Lord!” So we have chosen to believe. Our Lord! Protect us from trailing behind in humanity, blot out from us our faults, and let our end be in the company of those who have helped others to make progress in the society. [3:193]

Our Lord! Grant us what You have promised to us through Your Messengers. And save us from humiliation on the Day of Resurrection. You never break the promise. [3:194]

O God, our Lord! Provide honorable sustenance for us, for You are the Best of providers.” [5:114]

Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. Unless You forgive us and have mercy on us, we will certainly be lost. [7:23]

Our Lord! Do not place us with the unjust folk. [7:47]

Our Lord comprehends all things in knowledge. In God do we put our trust. Our Lord! Decide with truth between us and our people. Certainly, You are the Best of deciders. [7:89]

Our Lord! Bestow on us steadfastness, and let us die as submitters. [7:126]

My Lord! You are our Protector. So, forgive our imperfections and grant us mercy. You are the Best of forgivers. [7:155]

(Our Lord!) Appoint for us the good in this world and in the Hereafter. We turn to You for guidance. [7:156]

My Protecting Friend is God Who has revealed this Book, and He befriends the righteous. [7:196]

God is Sufficient for me. There is no god but He. In Him I put my trust. For, He is the Lord of the Tremendous Throne. [9:129]

In God we trust. Our Lord! Make us not a temptation for the oppressors. Save us by Your grace from people who oppose the truth. [10:85-86]

Seek your Sustainer’s forgiveness turning to Him in repentance. He will then grant you a goodly enjoyment of life in this world until a term appointed. He will bestow His abounding grace on all who abound in merit. [11:3]

My Lord! I guard myself in Your shelter from asking favors which do not befit me, and for my lack of knowledge. Forgive me and shower me with Your grace, otherwise I will become a loser. [11:47]

O My Lord! You have bestowed on me some power, and have granted me the insight into events. O You Originator of the heavens and earth! You are my Protecting Friend in this world and the Hereafter. Help me remain committed to Your commands until the last breath, and unite me with those who develop their ‘self’ by doing good to the society. [12:101]

He is my Lord, there is no god but He. In Him I put my trust and to Him do I turn (for grace). [13:30]

My Lord! Make this a peaceful land and protect me and my children from idolatry in any form. [14:35]

My Lord! Enable me and my children to establish the Divine System. Our Lord! Accept my prayer.” Our Lord! Grant the shelter of forgiveness to me, my parents, and the believers on the Day when the final reckoning comes to pass.” [14:40-41]

Man asks for what is evil for him as he prays for the good. Man is prone to be hasty in judgment. [17:11]

My Lord! Bestow upon my parents Your mercy as they raised me since I was little. [17:24]

My Lord! Admit me in honour and let me depart in honour at every juncture of my life, and help me with strong support. [17:80]

Pray to God, or pray to the Beneficent: By whatever name you call upon Him, to Him belongs the best names and attributes of perfection. And do not be too loud in your prayer, nor speak in a voice too low, but follow a way between. [17:110]

Our Lord! Bestow on us grace from Your Presence, and help us conduct our affairs in the right way. [18:10]

By imploring my Lord alone, I cannot go wrong. [19:48]

My Lord! Grant me a noble heart, tolerance, and courage. And ease my task for me. Make me eloquent of speech. [20:25-27]

My Lord! Increase me in knowledge. [20:114]

Job called unto his Lord, “Affliction has befallen me, but you are the Most Merciful of the merciful.” We responded to him and relieved his agony from which he suffered. We re-united him with his people and his followers had doubled in the meantime. That was grace from Us, and a thing to be commemorated by all those who serve Us. [21:83-84]

O My Sustainer! Enable me to disembark with Your blessings. You are the Best Director of destinations. [23:29]

My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the prompting of the satanic forces in my heart and from the evil ones. And I seek refuge with You, my Lord, lest they come near me. [23:97-98]

My Lord! Grant me the protection of forgiveness absolving my imperfections and bestow grace, for You are the Best of the merciful. [23:118]

O God! Reward us for the best of what we did and increase for us Your bounty. [24:38. Paraphrased]

Our Lord! Spare us the agony of Hell, for its doom is relentless. [25:65]

Our Lord! Grant us that our spouses and children be the comfort of our eyes (that they excel in character). And let us be an excellent pattern for the righteous. [25:74]

When I am ill, He is the One Who restores me to health. [26:80]

My Lord! Grant me wisdom and good judgment, and unite me with the righteous. Let me set a good example for the future generations and leave an honourable mention among them. And make me worthy of the Garden of Bliss. [26:83-85]

And do not put me to humiliation on the Day when people are raised. [26:87]

My Lord! Enable me to be grateful for your blessings upon me and my parents. And enable me to work for the betterment of humanity and thus achieve your Approval. Include me, by Your grace, among your righteous servants. [27:19]

My Lord! Surely, I have hurt my ‘self’. Forgive me then. [28:16]

My Lord! Save me from oppressive people. [28:21]

My Lord! I am in dire need of any good that You bestow upon me and any opportunity that You provide me for doing good. [28:24]

My Lord! Help me against people who spread corruption and disorder. [29:30]

My Lord! Grant me the company of the righteous, and children who will be righteous. [37:100]

Our Lord! You embrace all things in Your grace and knowledge. Absolve then, the imperfections of those who make amends and follow Your way, and guard them against the suffering of fire. [40:7]

41:30 As for those who say, "Our Lord is God", and then remain steadfastly upright; upon them descend angels, saying, "Fear not, and grieve not, but hear good news of the Paradise that you are promised. [‘Angels descending and saying’ = Divine laws supporting the steadfastly upright who submit to God alone] We are close to you in the life of the world and in the Hereafter. In it (Paradise), you shall have all that you may desire and in it you shall have all that you ever prayed for. [41:30-31]

The human does not tire of praying for good things, and if harm touches him, then he gets quickly disheartened, despondent. [41:49]

My Lord! Enable me to be grateful for the blessings You have given me and to my parents, and that I may do works that meet Your Approval, and make my generations righteous as well. Surely, to You I turn for guidance, and truly I submit to You. [46:15]

My Lord! I am overwhelmed. Do help me, then. [54:10]

Our Lord! Forgive us and our brothers and sisters who preceded us in faith. And let not be any malice in our hearts toward those who have chosen to believe. Our Lord! You are truly Compassionate, Merciful. [59:10]

Our Lord! In You we place our trust, unto You we turn for guidance, and unto You is the journey’s end. [60:4]

Our Lord! Let us not be made a target of persecution at the hands of the rejecters. And protect us, our Lord! Surely, You are Mighty, Wise. [60:5]

Our Lord! Perfect our light for us, and absolve our imperfections. Surely, You are Able to do all things. [66:8]